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Protect marriage?

Valerie Lenwell

There is a fuss to protect the institution of marriage – protect children, retain traditional values. Consider the statistics: Marriage (for the majority) leads to divorce, which is a non-blissful state often continuing for years, emotionally and/or financially ruinous, creating bad feelings throughout communities and extended families, and leaving children with lifelong scars, guilt and depression.

Of all our “institutions,” marriage could use some change. Reaffirming marriage as a union between two individuals who wish to bind their lives with love might decrease the divorce rate, provide secure homes for children, and improve family values.

And besides, the Constitution was designed to secure our democracy. If we amend it so a particular (in this case) institution functions outside the Constitution, doesn’t that defeat the purpose of protecting our democracy?

Valerie Lenwell

Grass Valley


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